This year’s #Storystorm was difficult–I guess for obvious reasons.It was harder to get into a picture book frame of mind, but Tara Lazar’s wonderful challenge won out, and I have my 30 ideas! Now it’s time to try to pair an image with each idea, in hopes of discovering which have the potential to turn into picture books. Here goes . . .
At the close of last month’s #sketchsquall challenge, I picked four of the ideas to develop further. The plan is to spend one week on each. The ones I chose were numbers 1, 8, 9 and 28 (scroll down to see the #sketchsquall images).
It’s the end of week one, and I’m happy with the progress–I’ve done some sketching, begun to plan out an image to paint, and even have some text, scribbled on a post-it. After spending quality time with this idea, I still like it–and even better, I think it has pb potential, which is good news. 🙂
On to idea #8 tomorrow!
I like the image–no story yet.
This is a wrap for the #sketchsquall challenge for me. I plan to use tomorrow’s bonus day to get organized for the next step: I’d like to take the top four ideas (the ones I’m most excited about) and give each a week of further thought and sketching–maybe even some words.
Thank you to those who followed along–here, on Twitter and Instagram. Stay tuned for future developments! 🙂
My drawings are getting smaller, I’m running out of steam, but–just TWO DAYS to go.
Actually, I’m excited about taking a couple of these ideas farther, and getting impatient. I have a plan for March!
In the meantime here are two babes in the woods.
We’re going to make it–even though there’s an EXTRA DAY this month! Here is a baby bird who would rather not leave the nest, thank you.
The #Storystorm idea here was pretty much one word: “rat.” Lol.
This #Storystorm idea is one I want to develop, but I haven’t got the character right yet . . . Maybe I can find her another story. 🙂
This looks more like a chapter book or middle grade to me, but that might be fun.
So, this started as a little kid running down the street, and I thought he might need a puppy companion, and then I thought, “Who needs the kid? We need another puppy!” 🙂
See this is why I’m doing the #sketchsquall challenge–this #Storystorm idea sounded SO GOOD in my head. I think it might still get where it needs to go, but it’s going to take a lot more work.